Today marks the seventh anniversary of the start of the Abnormal Returns blog. During that time we have published over 3,900 posts and released our first book to the wider world. It just goes to show you never know what is going to happen when you first push that “Publish” button.

We would not still be doing this if it were not for the dedicated audience of daily readers.  As of this morning our RSS feed had nearly 14,000 subscribers and over 28,000 combined followers on Twitter and StockTwits.  We have received a number of kind mentions from the blogosphere and received an early blogiversary present yesterday from The Reformed Broker when he named us one of the “Five Best Financial Bloggers.”*

In light of this momentous occasion we want to give something back to our dedicated readers, without whom we would not still be doing this. We are going to give away copies of seven recently published finance and investment books including copies of our well-received book Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere. (We can also sign copies of the book if like, but be forewarned it will significantly decrease its value.)

Here’s what you need to do to be eligible for the book giveaway:

  1. Send an e-mail with “Book giveaway” in the subject line to (tadas–at–;
  2. Tell us what we can do to make Abnormal Returns even better;
  3. Have a US-based mailing address so I can get you a book at a reasonable cost.

The deadline for the giveaway is 3PM Eastern on Friday, October 12th. Be sure to tell all your friends. I will randomly select seven winners and notify them with instructions via e-mail. So keep an eye on your inbox.**

The submission box is now open. Thanks for playing and good luck!

*Presumably in the world, but we will have to check on that.

**Once I select the winners and ship out the books I will delete everyone’s e-mail address.